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Kate Miller-Heidke @ GPAC

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by Catherine Van Bergen (subscribe)
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It's a rare occurrence nowadays, but every now and then, a performer comes along who redefines the conventions of their craft. It may only be a subtle difference, but it's enough for people to sit up and take notice. With so many similar pop artists out there, churning out similarly written and produced music, it can be refreshing to hear something that comes from the heart and is sung with talent, rather than with the aid of autotune.

Kate Miller-Heidke @ GPAC

Australian songstress, Kate Miller-Heidke, is the woman who has challenged the boundaries of pop music, steering clear of mass-manufactured tunes and instead opting to write cute, often quirky songs with her long-time collaborator Keir Nuttall. Not only does she have three successful studio albums under her belt - her first achieved gold status, her second went double platinum in Australia, and her third debuted at number two on the ARIA album charts - but she has been nominated for four ARIAs and was the first Australian to win the International Songwriting Competition in 2009 (along with Nuttall). To the surprise of many, considering her youthful looks, she is also a classically trained opera singer, and often incorporates her extensive vocal range into her music.

Kate Miller-Heidke @ GPAC
The Geelong shows will be performed in the Drama Theatre at GPAC

From the start of May, 2013, Miller-Heidke embarked on a metro tour of churches and cathedrals for her Heavenly Sounds Tour, and has since chosen to add an extensive regional tour- her first since 2009 - to her busy schedule. No stranger to the city of Geelong, having played at the Queenscliff Music Festival in 2010, Miller-Heidke will be performing in the Drama Theatre at Geelong Performing Arts Centre (GPAC) on Tuesday 18 and Wednesday 19 of June. Tickets cost $50.70 each and are selling out fast.

Kate Miller-Heidke @ GPAC
Kate Miller-Heidke will be performing songs from all of her albums, including her 2012 release, Nightflight.

With endearing lyrics, vocals that can be whisper-soft and then soaring in the next breath, and a charming persona, Kate Miller-Heidke's live performances are well-worth attending. If you haven't yet heard her music, I suggest you go down to your local record store or library (or check out iTunes if you're so inclined) and listen to what she has to offer.

Kate Miller-Heidke @ GPAC
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Why? To listen to the wonderful vocal talents of an Australian singer
When: Tuesday 18 June and Wednesday 19 June from 8pm
Where: Plenty of venues in regional Australia. The Geelong shows will be held at GPAC, Little Malop St, Geelong
Cost: Tickets are $50.70 each from the GPAC box office
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